europe-mediterranean migrant crisis

Good Samaritans helped thousands at sea

When Sean Binder arrived on the Greek island of Lesbos in October 2017, the migrant crisis facing Europe had changed from a temporary emergency to a long-term political reality. While the number of crossings had dropped dramatically since 2015, deaths at sea remained high, and those surviving the journey were fa

Russian connection to a Berlin hit job

Murders happen in Berlin. They're not common -- the crime rate in Germany is currently at its lowest level in more than 25 years -- but as with all major cities, the occasional violent killing is all but inevitable.

Pediatricians share migrant children's drawings of time in US custody

Pediatricians shared disturbing images drawn by migrant children who were recently separated from their parents while in US Customs and Border Protection custody. The drawings show people behind bars and in cages. The pictures were drawn last week by three children, ages 10 and 11, at Catholic Charities Humanitarian Respite Center in McAllen, Texas, after being released by CBP.

House passes border funding bill

The House on Thursday passed a $4.6 billion Senate bill to send emergency funding to the border, a vote that triggered outrage from progressives who objected to the legislation and an outpouring of emotion on the House floor. The measure, which passed 305-102, will next go to the White House for President Donald Trump's signature.

McConnell challenges Democrats to pass funds for migrant crisis

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell confirmed Tuesday that the Senate will try to pass a $4.5 billion emergency spending bill to address the burgeoning migrant crisis at the Southern border before funding for a critical program that cares for children runs out of money.

Hungary's 'slave law' passes, sparking protests

Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban on Wednesday showed no signs of heeding US and European Union warnings to rein in his "illiberal state," instead introducing new laws that critics say will tighten his grip on power.

Migrants risk death at sea to reach Britain

Since the migrant crisis exploded in the summer of 2015, thousands have perished trying to cross the Mediterranean, with the death of three-year-old Syrian Alan Kurdi, whose body washed up on a Turkish beach, shocking the world.